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violence from spilling over. >> late last year, turkey asked nato for a missile defense system. the pieces of that system came off of the boat from germany. >> the military equipment is now in turkey and not far from the border in syria and the organization insists that the hardware stays in this country. nato says that they are not crossing the border to get directly involved in the conflict in syria. -- >> germany and the u.s. have agreed to send patriot missiles to germany. -- >> our mission is to protect the town, are ranged between nato and the turkish allies, so i don't see any involvement in any offensive action, that is not what we're here for. >> turkey insists that they can handle the rest of their defense. the war is just on the other side of the fence. the patriots will stop missiles, but they won't stop the more immediate threat of the stray bullets, but still, turkey wants the hardware. they are taking every measure to keep the country save. the patriots are expected to be operational by the start of next month. -- >> thousands of musicians marched down pennsylvania avenue as
and playing loud music and women without had covers in the house. nato issues a press release and makes statements anonymously in the media where they said the u.s. forces had stumbled upon the aftermath of the taliban honor killing and implied the family -- that the women were killed by their own murderer's family members. so in the course of the film, we investigate the night raid and learned the individuals who did that raid were members of the joint special operations command and we know that because the then head of the joint special operations command showed up in this village with scores of afghan soldiers and u.s. forces. we showed this in the film, there is a scene where they offload a sheep and offer to sacrifice the sheep to ask for forgiveness, and afghan cultural tradition. it was meant to be a gesture of reconciliation. the offload the sheep and offering to sacrifice them in every place where the raid had taken place, the admiral goes into the home and says his men were responsible for killing women and the police commander and he asks for forgiveness from the head of the
to fight rebels in mali. eu foreign ministers in brussels for talks there. nato approved a mission to send 200 military trainers to help mali's forces. >> and they are considering other ways to help the government. the first troops from the african-led mission are due to arrive today. >> for more, we are joined by our brussels correspondent. the eu has agreed to send military personnel. do we have any idea what this mission will look like? >> it is important to stress first of all that the idea is not new. back in december, they agreed they saw the situation and said they would send down a couple of hundred instructors -- of around 200 instructors -- to train the army, and now, of course, in light of recent developments, this mission will be sped up, which means 200 instructors or 250 will be sent down. they will instruct the army in terms of basic military training, but also in the field of international and humanitarian law and how to protect civilians. there are not many details yet in the number -- and the number of people deployed to the ground could rise again. all we know is that th
country. while nato led forces move to a support role. military commanders are sending some soldiers back to school for a lesson in culture tolerance. nhk world's hideki yui reports. >> reporter: a somber mood takes over at the headquarters of international forces in kabul evy suay during a weekly ceremony to remember troops killed in afghanistan. >> we should know that the heroes we honor today will not have died in vain. amen. >> reporter: some 400 foreign soldiers died last year in afghanistan. at least 61 were victims of insider attacks. that's about 30 times the number five years ago. rising anti-u.s. sentiment in afghanistan is partly to blame. angry afghans took to the streets last february after the burning of copies of the koran by u.s. military personnel. amid deep religious and cultural differences many afghan soldiers feel humiliated by foreigners' behavior. >> translator: if an american soldier crosses his legs, it makes me angry and i tell him to stop. >> reporter: insurgents are taking advantage of such emotions. this taliban pr video praises a former afghan soldier who kil
will put general john allen ford for the top nato job. tuesday he was cleared of misconduct over a series of emails he sent to a woman in florida. the accusations were made during the sex scandal that forced his former boss, general david petraeus, to resign as cia director. the u.s. defense secretary is poised to lift the ban on women serving in combat. it will open hundreds of thousands of frontline positions to females. officially, this is a major change, but on the ground, women are already involved in combat. >> since the founding of the country, it has been a core u.s. belief only straight men should fight in combat. under the obama administration, the prohibition on being openly gay was lifted. now, with little fanfare, the last restriction -- keeping women on the sidelines will be thrown out thursday. within a year, women who serve in the military -- they make up 14% of the force -- will be eligible to apply for 230,000 new jobs. the reason, the last two u.s. wars. >> there are no frontlines anymore. if you go all the way back to the civil war, you had a front line in the clear ba
revolution. >> nato has to do -- if france is attacked, we'd help defend france. it doesn't mean if france goes to war, we go to war. >> it's something that is felt between allies. >> do you think we'll gain everything from helping out-- >> obama doesn't want to get involved but i think we have to help in terms of what we're doing right now. >> u.s. is not involved but these are former french colonies. they have an opgaition and a -- obligation and a cultural history that ties them to those two countries but they don't do anything without the united states making a move. >> it's a thin edge of the wedge. the camel's nose in the tent. you know what i mean? the camel goes in the tent. we're going to go into the mali tent. is that the name of the game? the first thing that's going to occur to americans when they see and hear this. >> the camel has been in the tent in iraq and in afghanistan. the camel is going to be very nervous. >> you remember how we got started-- >> i certainly do 600 advisors. >> the camel's nose. >>> we'll be right back with predictions. it's been a long, tough year. a r
of the speeches you've made recently i've been going over them, you talk a lot about nato and the fact that the experience in afghanistan is not -- >> it's not over yet. >> it hasn't been a terrifically happy one for nato and that that might sort of lead to a process in which we just don't have the will anymore or the intention to stay on the same scale we've been before particularly given the perception that our partners are not pulling their weight. how do you think we are going to be able to keep nato going? what would it take, in your view, to sustain nato and keep it relevant given our budgetary restrictions? >> well, i think an intervening event that poses a threat, um, we saw a little resurgence of nato in the libya situation where clearly the united states was not going to take the lead, was going to supply reconnaissance, intelligence, surveillance and a little bit of back up. but it was either nato getting together and going forward or not. that was the threat of, you know, the threat of a destabilized libya, the immigration consequences of that for southern europe, the histo
to become supreme commander of nato forces in europe. white house officials said today his nomination is no longer on hold. that's after the pentagon inspector general cleared allen of any wrongdoing in e-mail exchanges with a tampa, florida woman. allen steps down as overall coalition commander in afghanistan next month. the air force's top general vowed today to put an end to sexual misconduct within the service. figures for 2012 show some 800 reported incidents. many of the cases stemmed from a scandal at lackland air force base near san antonio. an investigation there found 32 instructors allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with nearly 60 female service members. at a house hearing, the air force chief of staff general mark welsh called the numbers appalling. >> there is no way we can allow this to happen again. the air force goal for sexual assault is not simply to lower the number. the goal is zero. it's the only acceptable objective. the impact on every victim, their family, their friends, the other people in their unit is heartwrenching. and attacking this cancer is a full-t
they should. >> why is nato still transferring the prisoners? >> to a certain extent, they have to under the agreements we made with the afghan government to begin drawing down our forces and begin turning over operations to them. the afghan government has demanded this. we have slowed it down more than we can technically under the agreements we have made with them. >> stuck the u.s. government care about this? >> we do care about it. we have resisted some of the requests of the cars i government. they have slowed down the transfer they agreed to. they are aware of these things. they are trying to transfer them to presence which have a better record than some of these places where they have done horrible things the u.n. documents. >> how concerned are you the government has rejected this report? it could turn around and say, you do not have a very clean copy. the torture exists within your band? >> i think the fact they are rejecting it will hurt them in the long term. what they will do is feed into the narrative of those who are opposed to the afghan government, like the taliban, and sa
nato and the u.s. umbrella over nato and the u.s. taking money into nato. there are some in the fighting moments coming read this have to the future of nato and the transatlantic relationship in dealing with this range of issues going all across the south of europe that has a direct effect on them. there's a day of reckoning. i wish i could be more optimistic on it. we all see what the fiscal constraints are in the austerity being proposed. they are going to have to come to the point with some tough decisions to make because the u.s. is not going to be there at the level land presence and protection that they are used to and have relied on in the past. >> mr. mcfarland. >> our budget legacy -- nice to see you. >> thank you for coming. more than 30 years of service. the energy and natural resources committee, we are continuing to san $400 billion a year overseas to buy oil. your colleague senator lugar for a long time told us the only way to beat a cartel, sponsored open fuel standard, basically make a competitive market, the move, automobiles, trucks, weather is electrici
-old reportedly took out enemy taliban fighters while protecting british and nato soldiers. prince harry flew apache helicopters in the helmand province in southern afghanistan during his 20 weeks there. he was apparently treated just like one of the guys. when asked about his sister-in-law's pregnancy he said he's thrilled and can't wait to be an uncle. raj? >> thank you, janel. >>> still searching for answers about the boeing dreamliner. among the problems, a fire on a flight that landed in boston earlier this month. u.s. safety investigators have ruled out excess voltage and are looking at the battery's charger and the boeing 747 auxiliary power unit. the prolonged investigation continues a ripple effect in dreamliner aircraft across the world really. japan has canceled another 200 flights between now and next tuesday and that includes the flights from the san jose airport. >> southwest wants to buy you a drink, if you were a passenger in 2010. they have long awarded drink vouchers for its best customers. the airline decided the vouchers would be good only on the day issued. one had 45 cou
house said it will move forward with general allen's nomination to become the next commander of nato. fighting fires always dangerous and when you are trying to do it in the brutal cold, it can be much tougher. would you look at that? we'll show you how chicago firefighters went up against one of the largest fires they have seen in years in impossible conditions. aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ >> fox weather alert, 36 degrees below zero. that was the temperature this morning in northern maine, so cold that if you poured a glass of water out the window, the meteorologists say it would likely freeze before it hit the ground. the bitter weather there part of antarctic blast that was teeth shattering chattering down the new york coast. here in new york city it's expected to be the coldest week in five years. that's causing some real problems for victims of super storm sandy. b
. >> suarez: you've got a nato partner in france fighting against a guerrilla army in mali. it's not an easy task, is it? >> not at all. from a logistical standpoint i thought the itn reporter was spot on when she talked about the logistical issues that are inherent in any kind of war, but they are particularly in hernt in one where the climate is difficult, where the terrain is almost impossible and where you're really not used to configureing your forces in a way that allows you to move rapidly in this kind of terrain. it's very much adown the american southwest and it is a very, very difficult area not only from the standpoint of things like temperature and mountains and things of that nature, it's the nature of the terrain that makes it very difficult to move from one point to another. >> suarez: we've been covering the fight in mali over the last several days but algeria hasn't been in the news for a long time. what's the state of play there? who's running the place? >> there's a government in algeria, it's one that probably we would describe as formerly a republic but an authoritarian
with an "outfront" investigation. >> reporter: the land nato liberated from moammar gadhafi is now home to multiple training camps for potential terrorists. >> militants sympathetic to al qaeda have established quasi safe havens in several parts of lib ra. >> reporter: benghazi where americans were targeted and four killed is just one of the strongholds. but the camps are spread throughout the country. libyan officials tell cnn terrorist analyst paul cruikshank. >> amongst their numbers are people with direct connections to al qaeda central. >> reporter: at least three training camps near the december cert in the algerian border, 30 miles from the gas complex that's under siege. a u.s. official tells cnn the militants who seized american hostages likely crossed that border to carry out their attack. >> libya is a lesson in what the international community can achieve. >> reporter: president bowl called the limited operation anybody la a recipe for the future. >> not a single u.s. troop was on the ground. >> reporter: but that light footprint left room for others to step in. zawahiri dispatched a to
've got a nato partner in france fighting against a guerrilla army in mali. it's not an easy task is it? >> not at all. from a logistical standpoint i thought the itn reporter was spot on when she talked about the logistical issues that are inherent in any kind of war but they are particularly in hernt in one where the climate is difficult, where the terrain is almost impossible and where you're really not used to configureing your forces in a way that allows you to move rapidly in this kind of terrain. it's very much adown the american southwest and it is a very, very difficult area not only from the standpoint of things like temperature and mountains and things of that nature, it's the nature of the terrain that makes it very difficult to move from one point to another. >> suarez: we've been covering the fight in mali over the last several days but algeria hasn't been in the news for a long time. what's the state of play there? who's running the place? >> there's a government in algeria it's one that probably we would describe as formerly a republic but an authoritarian state. certain
's talk about some of the implications before we get to the blaming. the nato commission is being held up at this point, right, for general allen. they're still deciding if there's an implication for him in this. >> absolutely as a four-star you have a limited amount of time where you can serve in between positions and if you don't get confirmed which the nato position requires senate confirmation you revert back to the lower grade, so there's a real personal incentive to get this thing going as quickly as possible so he can move on to his next job and that clearly is in doubt. >> we talked about remember the 30,000 pages of documents which jill kelley tells howie, sunny, it's more like a couple hundred so that to me seems to be here and here and i get there's a difference between 300 or 400 e-mails and pages of documents. it's a little bit apples and oranges but she wouldn't tell howie, didn't let him read the e-mails, as you're a lawyer on this panel, how do you feel about that? >> you know, i'm concerned by it. it seems that when someone is being less than transparent, when there's som
alongside nato who made that happen. but today the overriding and main practice of the european union is different. not to win peace, but to secure prosperity. challenges come not from within this continent, but from outside it. from a surging economy of the east and the south. a growing world economy benefits us all. we should be in no doubt that a new global rates of nations is underway today. a race for the wealth and for the jobs of the future. .. and the industrial revolution to nonfans to write european history in europe has helped to radars. has made a contribution to europe. we have provided a haven to those fleeing tyranny in persecution. we keep the flame of liberty alive. across the continent, and silent cemeteries played hundreds of thousands of british servicemen who gave their lives for europe's freedom we paid our parts for the iron curtain and champ named into the e.u. of those countries that lost so many figures to communists. contained in this history is a crucial point about britain, our natural character, our attitude to europe. britain is characterized, but above
and hostilities are concerned. we will take it from nato and the u.n. to, clearly a violation of the constitution. host: any reaction? guest: that is over the top because nobody in the a restoration has ever said they would ignore congress and only listen to the u.n. and nato. i have been critical of this administration, too. i have been critical of certain policies in places like afghanistan or iraq, but let's keep our differences on the policy level. let's acknowledge the fact that secretary clinton and her colleagues are honest policymakers trying to do the best job they can in a typical set of circumstances. let's not question their motives. let's focus on genuine policy differences. i have those policy differences with this administration. it is crazy to me to engage in all of this conspiracy theory and name-calling. >> what do you think will be the biggest -- host: what do you think will be the biggest concern, or two, with this administration? guest: my concern is that you will see more retreat and retrenchment from this administration. my concern is that the administration pursued a fairl
was going to become engaged through nato in ways that met our interest, i think, at the time, and got the job done. i thought it was smart. i thought the way he approached that was, in fact, very effective. and the results, obviously, were exactly what we wanted to achieve. we could tell if we did this, senator mccain you were deeply involved in that, we recommended no fly. we pushed for certain things, and those things were put into place. and it was affected without american boots being put on the ground at a time where we had just come out of iraq and we have american soldiers, largest number, in afghanistan. and so i think the american people approved of the way in which that was handled. now, the aftermath of all of these places -- i asked every member of the committee, we need to spend some time on this, all of us. there is a monumental transformation taking place. this is the biggest upheaval in that part of the world since the ottoman empire. since it came apart. as all of us know, many of the countries lines drawn, were drawn in relatively arbitrary fashion. people were put i
. >> a number of nato countries permit women in combat, like canada, france, germany, and australia. the british do not. the secretary's action technically opens all jobs but the services can still apply for specific exemptions if women are not able to meet specific standards. >> what i worry about is lowering standards, saying that we have people on our team that can't carry their weight. >> they mean that literally. some soldiers are hauling around more than 100 pounds. tank loaders have to lift a shell out of a confined space, spin it around and push it into the breach. a senior defense official says that standard cannot be lowered. officials have identified specific physical requirements for each combat job. next they will turn that information over to scientists who can build physical tests to measure if a man or woman is fit for the front lines. >> at recruiting stayintions, y can't say lift this ammo and put it in the tank. >> the marines are going to take 400 male marines, 400 female marines and have them perform the physicals tasks for these jobs and come up with some sort of standard p
was kind of the easy thing. the tough thing was building nato afterwards. wasn't winning world war ii the tough thing? i think it's a revealing little insight into his mind that deep down all this war stuff, that was kind of in the past, and sometimes you had to do it, but that's not really what a real statesman of the 21st century does. international engagement and avoid war at all costs. jon: some have suggested that the policies he pushed or emphasized like, you know, expanding gay marriage, for instance, don't cost anything, don't take money out of the federal budget. >> well, that might be true in some case cans, but again there, i mean, he makes that sound as if there's a universal consensus in the united states that gay rights is of the same standing as the civil rights movement from selma to stonewall. wasn't president obama himself not in favor of gay marriage until six months ago? do you have to believe in same-sex marriage if you believe in the principles of the declaration of independence? i don't think so. i don't think most americans think that's just obviously the right
nato commander in europe. >> the secretary has asked the president and the president has agreed, to put his nomination on hold. >> reporter: but allen said he had done nothing wrong. the administration urged caution. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. >> reporter: that assessment was apparently wise. the pentagon last night issued a statement that allen had been cleared by a military inspector general. his nomination could be back on track soon. as for jill kelley, she and her husband call suggestions of an affair with allen painful and preposterous. kelley said that and other misleading junk reporting was emotionally exhausting and damaging to her family. kelley says her privacy was violated. she became a media target rather than a victim. george? >> she made a compelling case in that piece. okay, pierre, thanks very much. >>> george, now to a big backlash for prince harry overnight. the 28-year-old army captain under fire now for being so candid about life on the front
the scandal broke, allen's nomination to become the commander of nato forces was put on hold. the white house has not decided whether to go ahead with allen's nomination. >>> before the white house moves forward with the business of the second term, there was one last inaugural ball. last night it was the staff ball where president obama and first lady michelle thanked thousands of aides and campaign staffers. lady gaga and tony bennett performed. >>> britain's prince harry's family is facing fallout. after his controversial comments about his duty in afghanistan. in an interview this week he suggested he was good at his job as helicopter co-pilot because of his experience with xbox and play station. a taliban spokesperson called harry a coward who doesn't understand that this is a serious and historic yard. the scotland yard says his comments may put the prince in new danger and they're now reviewing his security. >> new york city apartments are often known for being a very tight fit but take a look at this. the tiny studio apartments that only measure up to 370 s
on whether to go forward with general allen's nomination to be the nato supreme commander. his nomination was put on old by the white house, following some of these allegations and the outcome of the inspector general review. it will be up to the white house now to decide whether or not they're going to support him to be the nato commander. but once again, the inspector general clearing general allen of allegations he wrote potentially inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. that just coming in. we'll take a quick break. much more news right after this. well now i'm her dietitian and last year, she wasn't eating so well. so i recommended boost complete nutritional drink to help her get the nutrition she was missing. and now she drinks it every day. well, it tastes great! [ male announcer ] boost has 26 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin d to support strong bones, and 10 grams of protein to help maintain muscle. and our great taste is guaranteed or your money back. learn more at boost.com [ dietitian ] now, nothing keeps mom from doing what she loves... being my mo
in very delicate conversations with other countries u.n. and nato forces ran themselves through surrogates and other countries so that we don't have to pack a a 1.4 million of our citizens in engagements again and again so we don't have to do that, there's nothing from the right wing saying you know what? i have problems with the domestic policies of this president or whatever but i'm not going to open up the door where i'm going to call him a muslim. i'm not going to do that and make it both a pejorative and or accusatory. >> don't you think this is online with the inherent lack of disrespect they seem to have for this president? >> lack of respect. >> lack of respect. disrespect or lack of respect. >> hal: i think there's two reasons why they have a lack of respect. one is they can't have respect for him and then get re-elected later in their mind. >> it is worse now than it's ever been with any other democratic president. >> hal: i agree. there is something knee-jerk and guttural about it. if you look at their -- their vilification of bill clinton, we forget because the economy -- we di
and interest in mali. i think we should support them to the extent we can. they're one of our nato allies and they have been a friend of ours. but we have to keep our eye on the places. i don't think it will require american soldiers on the ground, but we have to realize that al qaeda has been badly diminished. let's not overlook the success we have had. but it doesn't mean it's gone away. and it doesn't mean that every al qaeda cell is getting ready to attack the united states of america. they're doing other things in the region as well. so be vigilant. help our friends. i don't think there's a need for a commitment of american troops. >> mr. secretary, thank you so much for being with us. as we watch this live shot of the entrance to the west wing of the white house where we're expecting the president and the first lady to come out any moment now to go to the limousine and take the trip of 1.6 miles to the capital for his second inauguration. mr. secretary, thank you for your time. >> thank you. >>> john dickerson, our cbs 23450us -- news political director is down there on the national
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